BBC Newsday: The African priests helping Europe to deal with challenges to Catholicism by BBC World Service Radio published on 2013/03/07 00:37:13 +0000 The formal gathering of cardinals at the Vatican to choose who will become the next Pope is expected later this month. The next leader of the world's Catholics faces many challenges. Some European countries once at the heart of spreading the faith in developing countries now have a shortage of priests. France and Ireland are turning to Africa, where Catholicism is growing. Here is one priest's journey from East Africa to Ireland.